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June 29 Mental Health Out Loud: How to De-escalate Explosive Stress Reactions

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Not available June 29? Don’t worry. Register here and we’ll send the replay link to watch at your convenience.Emotional dysregulation is a core facet of ADHD.

Though it’s not included in the DSM diagnostic criteria for ADHD, deficient emotional self-regulation is an almost-universal problem that looks like this:In males, emotional dysregulation is more likely to manifest as aggression or hostility.

In females, it may look like anxiety or a mood disorder. In both genders, it is exacerbated by elevated stress and by trauma — both of which our children and teens have experienced in spades during the pandemic and amid news of recent school shootings.When emotional dysregulation spirals out of control, caregivers and educators often feel helpless and trapped.

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